SIAN BRADWELL ENDOWMENT FUND - For Children With Cancer
Sian ... her name is Welsh-Gaelic and means "precious gift of God". She was precious beyond words.
In 1985, Sian – aged just 7 months -- was diagnosed with primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNT). Doctors thought the cancer started in her pancreas and spread through her bloodstream, and by the time the tumour was discovered, it had already spread to her liver, spine and legs. Sian fought bravely, undergoing chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment, but succumbed 11 months later.
Unfortunately, Sian’s story is not unique. There are far too many youngsters who spend their childhood in hospital beds instead of a playground. The Sian Bradwell Endowment Fund has been established to provide a reliable source of funds from which the Hospital can draw to provide priority medical equipment for the Haematology-Oncology department, with the hope that children can stop being patients and get back to being just children.
DID YOU KNOW ...
- When a new hospital is built, the government pays for the initial medical equipment installed. However, when that equipment must be replaced, the Hospital must reach out to the community to pay for new or replacement equipment. The Sian Bradwell Endowment Fund will make a contribution towards the replacement cost of priority medical equipment each year.
- There are about 10,000 children living with cancer in Canada today;
- Each year, about 1500 cases are diagnosed;
- In Canada, childhood cancer remains responsible for more deaths than any other disease of children from the age of one year through adolescence;
PLEASE JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AND FUNDS FOR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GRACIOUS SUPPORT!
Participant: Deborrah Bradwell
Fundraising Goal: $15,000.00
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